Pork chops with spicy guava sauce


I can’t believe it has been almost a week since the last time I posted anything on this blog. I have spent the last several days trying to fix technical problems on this blog. One thing I can say right now is that I am not happy at all with my hosting service company. I was happy with them until this very crappy experience. I really don’t want to go through anything like that again so I might be changing services soon.

Anyway, I thought this experience was the perfect opportunity to change the blog around a little bit. I am still working on it so somethings might look funky, but I hope to finish this little big project today. I just wanted to share this amazing dinner I had the other night. I found some guavas at the Mexican market last week and I bought several pounds. Guavas are my favorite winter fruit and I hadn’t had one in many years:


Aren’t they beautiful? I really missed them. I love them so much I could eat them raw. In fact, I ate almost half of them raw. The other half I used them for empanadas and a spicy guava sauce for pork chops. The recipe is very simple. I only replaced the pears from this recipe for guavas, added 1 TBSP of honey and served them over grilled pork chops. It was a very simple recipe that blended the sweet and spicy in a delicious sauce. If you can find guavas were you live. I really recommend you try them! I am sorry if this post is kinda short, but I really want to get this thing finish today. I will post more guava stuff soon.


¬°Buen provecho!


  • I have just started using fruit based sauces with duck and pork, but haven’t made it to guava yet. What a fun idea.

  • Whoa Big Ben, I dig the new layout dude. I’m not a decorator, but I can dress myself most days, and I know if colors can go together. This looks sharper than Great White Shark teeth.

    Here’s a deep dark secret. I don’t think I’ve had a guava before. I know. I know. I mean they just don’t grow in NY. Maybe I’ll have to head to OH and you can educate me some :)

  • Love the color of those guavas.. Never seen them yellow before.

  • I haven’t tried guava before, don’t get too much tropical fruit in my Canadian town – besides bananas, pineapples, citrus, etc.
    The chops look great, I love fruit and chilies together.

  • That sauce sounds tasty!

  • I concur, guavas are the perfect winter fruit, never tried them with pork. I also eat them raw. Yuummie.

  • yey… there are lots of guavas here, so this is a must try for me… btw, love your site’s new look :)

  • Ben, slick new design, same delish food! I’m glad you fixed your blog issues and back to feeding us. This Guava sauce on the pork chops looks delick-ta-ble!

  • This looks wonderful! I’m not hugely familiar with guava – I’ve had it once or twice, but I don’t think I’ve done much with it myself. I’ll have to keep an eye out for it!

  • Happy New Year, Ben! Loving the sound of this dish — your photos are droolworthy. Don’t think I’ve had guava in anything except juice. You’re always so creative!

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